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Virginia Paquette

An MFA graduate in painting from the University of Washington, Virginia Paquette has worked and exhibited internationally. Her art responds to motion and memory, and is inspired by natural forms and phenomena. Winner of numerous public art commissions, Paquette has collaborated with her husband, Bill Smith, on site performance installations here in the Pacific Northwest and Seattle area, as well as around the world, including “Deluge,” created for Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, Australia, “Saffeides” at Teatro Greco in Rome, and with ARTKOAMIA performance consortium.

For a recent residency at the Conservatorio di Musica in Bologna, Virginia created mixed-media works as part of a collaboration with Bill Smith. They presented her visual responses to his works of music, influenced by their years together in Italy. Paquette responds to Smith’s music with color, line, rhythm, gesture, and collage of found images, salvaged from the streets of Italy.

In my art I have sought to depict motion, memory and contradiction. I am drawn to the sense of objects and space on the move, of color and shapes and lines in flux. And sometimes the connection between the shape of nature and the shape of the human gesture is an inspiration: The similarity of the tendril, the curve of the hip, the cascade, the vocabulary of posture. I often work with images of movement, from natural forms and phenomena: rain, floods, “deluge,” the vortex and spill of moving water in defined spaces, whirlpools. The “memory” is transplanting visual cues from one place/time to another, perhaps fragments of classical figures or architecture – or “time fragments” from my own history.



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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Earrings: Antique Asian Coins

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Earrings: Antique Asian Coins

With pyrite beads, sterling silver findings.
$150.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Earrings: Red Quartz

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Earrings: Red Quartz

A lovely long drop sets these sparkly dangles apart, with their luscious faceted quartz rondelles. Great to wear for the holidays, but the classic styling works any time at all. With gold-filled chain and secure leverback ear hooks.
$120.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Chrysoprase, sterling silver

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Chrysoprase, sterling silver

This gorgeous, sparkling, faceted onion-teardrop briolette necklace looks elegant with a basic black dress! Ready for holiday gift-giving, especially with our low flat rate shipping. Contact the Gallery for any further information or to arrange Priority shipping.
$300.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Millefiore Beads, Copal

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Millefiore Beads, Copal

19th century Venetian glass beads called millefiore ("1,000 flowers") used as African trade beads; with African copal amber and bone and Tibetan silver beads.
$280.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Earrings: Onyx & Sterling Silver Balls

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Earrings: Onyx & Sterling Silver Balls

Onyx bead, flat, with sterling silver wire ball. Dimensions: 2.25" drop from base of ear wire.
$140.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Earrings: Silver & Onyx

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Earrings: Silver & Onyx

Sterling silver tube, oval onyx drop. Sterling silver ear wires. Dimensions: 2.5" drop from base of ear wires.
$98.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Turquoise

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Turquoise

5 strands of small turquoise nuggets, faceted Peruvian opal drop on sterling silver ring.  Dimensions:  37" long continuous loop.
$240.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: 1 - Necklace: Charms & Talisman Series

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: 1 - Necklace: Charms & Talisman Series

A stunning grouping of Ethiopian bone and metal charms and talismans, labradorite and pyrite beads, druse crystal agate, sterling silver beads and rings. Dimensions: 35" long on leather cord.
$385.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: 2 - Necklace: Fluorite

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: 2 - Necklace: Fluorite

Beautiful little faceted fluorite teardrops, dotted between sterling silver beads. Dainty and filled with summer sparkle! Dimensions: 27" long; sterling silver clasp. 903N.
$180.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: 3 - Necklace: Labradorite

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: 3 - Necklace: Labradorite

Sparkly little faceted labradorite teardrops, resting between sterling silver beads. A very dainty piece, yet subtle, to dress up any outfit, even a casual look. Dimensions: 27" long; sterling silver clasp. 904N
$180.00

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